Sputnik 1 model

Humanity’s Space Age Officially Turns 65

October 4, 2022

On October 4, 1957, Earth’s first satellite, Sputnik 1, was launched into space by the USSR. Following this, it took just 12 years for the United States to put a man on the Moon. As the Space Age reaches its 65th year, Wondrium looks at its infancy. […]

View of Earth from space with asteroid above

NASA Conducts Earth’s First Planetary Defense Test Mission

October 3, 2022

On September 26, NASA tested Earth’s asteroid defense capabilities. NASA intentionally crashed a spacecraft into a dual asteroid to determine how the asteroid’s trajectory could be changed. The impact of asteroids hitting the Earth could be devastating. […]

man restoring mosaic

Farmer Unearths Byzantine Treasure in Gaza Strip

September 22, 2022

A Palestinian farmer found a Byzantine mosaic while digging in his backyard. After months of carefully unearthing the structure, the find is ready for a proper excavation. The Eastern Roman Empire’s capital was Constantinople. […]

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